F1 » HRT is 'eternal story of David and Goliath'


HRT team principal Luis Perez-Sala admits that he was taking on 'a lost cause' when he assumed the helm of 'Spain's team'.

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Kozeyekan - Unregistered

August 08, 2012 11:55 AM

yes, this would be true if David was a deluded old man in hipster jeans who strolled into the Israeli/Philistine conflict on the way to get a kebab.

HRT may as well be driving a volvo around the track. I hope they can sell off their entry soon, or at least give the fans a chance to drive.

el burro - Unregistered

August 08, 2012 12:00 PM

The Spanish do like to paint themselves as the plucky little underdog triumphing against the big bad guys, but this is really pushing it way way way too far.

A rubbish joke team who only got the place in F1 with some very murky goings on, remember, if you were not in Mad Maxs pet group, you got stiffed. He only revealed one day before entries closed that teams running anything other than Cosworth engines would not be considered, so only got a halfwitted bunch of patsies in that he was certain would be obedient and vote for him so he could bully McLaren et al.

jose - Unregistered

August 08, 2012 12:48 PM

Ok, so HRT is at the bottom of the grid, but the game is not over.
Easy to criticize, make silly jokes, and point nasty fingers. That
Bible fable of David and Goliath dos not really fit here Crash.
HRT is on the grid legally with very limited resources ($). A
monstrous up hill fight it has been so far. Given time I think HRT
will slowly move up the grid. Starting at the bottom is not necessarily
a bad thing. One need not resort to Fuzzy Taipan logic to under
difficulty of racing competitively in F1.
Time will tell,

Jose

Kevin - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 5:52 PM

We'll see how this pans out. The first sign of a road to recovery will be them dumping NK for someone who can actually drive a race-car. Next is to make it to Q2... Otherwise, the David analogy falls short, since he actually won the battle, which HRT has no chance of, at least in the foreseeable future. Unless someone rains cash down from the heavens, Adrian Newey decides to take on the biggest challenge of his career, and Alonso decides to finish his career in a Spanish car. Maybe then HRT will become a true David among giants.

saffa - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 7:54 PM

HRT should be given a chance. The stone is still being wound up in the sling before the release that's where I see the new management has the team in. It only makes sense to have Narain to bring in Indian millions and Pedro to help develop the car. It makes no sense to have a top skillful driver when they not gonna challenge for anything but rather get iff the bottom step of the ladder. I think they making progress in the right direction.

mano - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 3:50 PM

BURRO, Hi, out of curiosity, based on your statement above,I suppose you are an authority in all spanish things, such culture and language, geography, etc. to air such precise and concise opnion.

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